I was introduced to Adeeb and Mallie by my friend and fellow wedding vendor, Nicola Wilson. She is the owner and lead planner of Simply Beautiful Events. With Nicola and her team helping, I knew it was going to be a flawless wedding. Both Adeeb and Mallie are humble, beautiful people who wanted the spotlight on their day to be more about their family and friends than themselves. Instead of a large, lavish wedding, they opted for a beautiful Book Cadillac wedding reception to celebrate. With a few minutes to photograph them before their guests and family arrived, I got to work. We opted to stay inside the beautiful Book Cadillac for all of their photos, creating a fun challenge for me to create stunning images in just one space. Below are some of my favorites.
I love shooting at the Book Cadillac. Becky and I had our own Book Cadillac wedding reception here nearly two years ago. Being there allowed me to relive moments from my day. One of my favorite images of the day – a portrait of me, my dad and brother – was taken in front this window. There are a lot of stories and love in that image. I wanted to give Mallie her own image using it.
Soon, immediate family members joined us. Many traveled from all around the world to be with Adeeb and Mallie on their wedding day.
As more guests arrived, I suggested we head inside the ballroom to take a few more images before joining them for cocktail hour.
The tasteful and beautifully decorated room was perfect for an intimate portrait session.
Guests were all smiles and very excited to celebrate with the couple.
Next, it was time for the guests of honor to join us inside the ballroom.
Adeeb’s sisters gave humorous yet touching speeches that highlighted the beauty of the couple, but also showed the caring man that Adeeb is. In her speech, Adeeb’s sister told the story of how Adeeb sent her flowers “just because” as her felt she needed a reminder of how special she was. Adeeb blushed and looked at her as if to remind her that she is always special, including in that moment.
When the DJ started, it was all over. The dance floor was packed for hours. Guests were there to celebrate, and celebrate they did.